Yeah, I haven't been around much lately (other priorities)...
On the Monroe Handlers, regardless of what the box claims, the original Handlers were ALL 302 powered cars. The first one that Jack Roush actually built the engine for was punched out considerably, but it was not a Cleveland...
And if anyone wants to assemble a "correct" one, let me know. I helped build one in 1:1 scale (and took it for a rip last week...DANG was that a blast!)
Sorry I haven't been too active lately, or I'd have replied a while back...
I talked to Mike last week, and he says he IS still casting, but he's been having some problems with his web site. I'll try to remember to post up when and if I hear more or I notice his site is up and running again...
the Rat Snake
78 King Cobra
Black on Black T-top
5.0/C4 (4-speed waiting to be installed)
Offy Dial-A-Flow intake
Holley 600 4bbl
Power steering delete
Flex-a-Lite electric fan
74 header panel and hood
225/50R15's on 15x7 Centerlines up front
295/50R15's on 15x10 Centerlines under the rear
Trim by Duplicolor Metalcast Blue
My favourite car of all time is the 78 King Cobra. Modified, of course.
Not just because I own one, though. I've loved the Mustang II since the first one I ever saw (which happened to be a 1:25 AMT "Python" kit, BTW), and has continued through almost twenty years of owning them.
As it sits, mine is a modified King Cobra, Black on Black T-top, cammed 5.0 automatic (4-speed waiting to go in), 68 4-bbl intake and Holley 650 (probably swapping for an Edelbrock 289 Torker highrise intake), Flex-a-lite electric fan, 2.79 gears (4.10 Trak/Lok waiting to go in), 225/50R15's on the front, 295/50R15's on the rear, H4 headlight conversion, all-red taillight conversion, and currently in the middle of replacing the blacked trim with chrome and swapping to a 74 header panel and grille.
And since I mostly build models of Mustang II's, this HAS helped me build better models. Any time I get stuck on how to make a model more "correct" I just have to look in the driveway, the garage, or the shop for perfect reference material...